Illinois Fire Chiefs "KEEP THE WREATH RED" program
The holiday season is upon us. Some holiday decorating can increase the risk of fire. The Lemont Fire Protection District participates in the Illinois Fire Chiefs "KEEP THE WREATH RED" program. Each Lemont fire station has a Christmas wreath covered with red bulbs. If a fire resulting from holiday decorations occurs, a red bulb is replaced with a white bulb. Our goal with your help is to keep the wreath red. Some tips to help keep your holiday season safe include:
Have working smoke detectors on each floor of the house and make sure all people know the escape plan if there is a fire. Use extreme care when around candles, do not place them on or near a tree or wreath. Keep candles away from areas that are within reach by small children. Throw away garbage and wrapping paper in a trash can, not the fireplace. Do not take the tree into the house until you are ready to use it. Before bringing it in, cut 1-2 inches off the base to allow for better water absorption. Once inside, do not place the tree near heat sources, this will dry the tree out faster. Do not place the tree in a path of exit. When the tree starts to get brown and the needles fall off easily, take the tree outside and dispose of it properly. Only use electrical products that have a UL listing and use lights approved for outdoor use outdoors.
Additionally, we would like to thank the Lemont Garden Club for their donation of the wreaths to the Lemont Fire Protection District's stations 1, 2 and 3. It is with their help that we can promote the "KEEP THE WREATH RED" program. If you have any questions on this press release or any other public education programs, please contact the fire prevention bureau at (630) 257-0191.
The Lemont Fire Protection District provides Life Safety services to you and your family
- Fire Suppression
- Advanced Life Support Emergency Medical Services
- Specialized Technical Rescue Teams - Dive, Aerial, Confined Space, Trench
- Cause and Origin & Arson Investigation Team
- Fire Prevention Bureau - Fire Inspection & Public Education
- Hazardous Materials Services
The Lemont Fire District protects an area of approximately 40 square miles and serves the Village of Lemont along with portions of Woodridge, Darien, Bolingbrook, & Homer Glen.
Lemont Fire District Firefighter 2012 Eligibility List
Link to 2012 FireFighter Eligibility List
Effective - August 27, 2012
Request A Tour
To request a tour of the Fire Station, contact Joyce at (630) 257-0191 or you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get A Smoke Detector
If you are a resident of the Lemont Fire Protection District we may able to supply you with a battery operated smoke detector or replacement battery at no cost.
This program has been made available thanks to funding provided by FEMA working together with the Lemont Fire District Board of Trustees.
Contact us at 630-257-0191 or email us at email@example.com for information.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2003-2006, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms... Learn more